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Kunskap om och upplevelse av halitosis samt klinisk mätning av svavelhaltiga gaser bland gymnasieelever
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine the knowledge and experience of the bad breath among high school students in Kristianstad. A further objective was to measure the amount of VSC (Volatile Sulfur Compounds) among those who perceive themselves to have a bad breath. A questionnaire with 21 closed questions was distributed to 120 high school students from Kristianstad municipality who were between the ages of 17-20. The results of this study revealed that most of the students had good knowledge of halitosis. The majority of all participants thought it was important to smell fresh in the mouth and also experienced most of their breath as very good or good. Only a few felt that they had bad breath. However, these persons did think their breath affect their everyday life. Furthermore, they have never felt embarrassed or caught in embarrassing situations due to their breath. The results from the clinical examination was carried out on 8 of the 120 students and was designed to measure the amount of sulphurous gases in the oral cavity which revealed that the average values that emerged in the examination below is the limited values for having a poor breath.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka kunskapen och upplevelsen av dålig andedräkt hos gymnasieelever i Kristianstad, ytterligare ett syfte var att mäta mängden VSC (reaktiva svavelföreningar)  hos dem som upplever sig ha dålig andedräkt. En enkät med 21 slutna frågor delades ut till 120 gymnasieelever som var mellan 17-20 år och studerade i Kristanstads kommun. Av resultatet i denna studie framkom att de flesta av gymnasieeleverna hade goda kunskaper om halitosis. Nästan alla 120 som besvarade enkäten tyckte att det var viktigt att lukta fräsch i munnen och dessutom upplevde de flesta sin andedräkt som mycket bra eller bra. Endast ett fåtal (14% ) kände att de ibland hade dålig andedräkt. Hos dessa  påverkades inte andedräkten deras vardagliga liv och de hade aldrig blivit generade eller hamnat i pinsamma situationer på grund av sin andedräkt. Resultatet från den kliniska undersökningen som gjordes på 8 av de 120 elever som besvarade enkäten där mängden av de svavelhaltiga gaserna i munhålan mättes visade att i genomsnitt ligger värden som framkom i undersökningen under gränsvärden för att man skall ha dålig andedräkt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Bad breath, Foetor ex ore, Halitosis, high school students, Oral malodour, young.
Keyword [sv]
Dålig andedräkt, Foetor ex ore, Gymnasieelever, Halitosis, Oral malodour, Ungdomar.
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Dentistry Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6993OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-6993DiVA: diva2:344712
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Available from: 2010-09-15 Created: 2010-08-20 Last updated: 2010-09-15Bibliographically approved

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